IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.
updated 08/11/2017


Clayton co. Chapters
Royal Arch Masons
1878-1925



1878-1890 Chapter #27 Clayton - McGregor, Clayton Co.
Charter granted 6/10/1861. No. of members yr. ending Sept. 1882: 65
No. of members yr. ending Oct. 1890: 51

MEMBER NAME NOTES (refer to key at bottom)
Ainsworth, L.L. Di-79
Alsip, S. Dr-78
Austin, W.C. GMTV 1882/m-90
Barron, E.R. m-82,90
Bass, G.H. m-82
Bass, G.L. m-82
Bassett, James E. m-82
Baugh, Downing GCh,HP*,GC-78/GCh,HP*-79/m-82 (letter)
Benson, August GMSV-82
Benton, E.E. S-90
Benton, W.A. m-82
Boardman, George m-82
Bowen, H.T. GMSV-90
Boyce, J.H. m-82
Brenner, Ed. C. Ex-90
Brown, Theodore RAC-82
Bruner, G.W. GMTV-90
Buel, H.A. m-90
Church, F. m-82
Clark, H.H. HP-78/CH-82,90
Cook, W.F. m-82
Crook, George m-82,90
Curley, Bowen K-82/m-90
Dailey, H.C. m-82
Dean, C.A. m-82,90
Deiley, H.C. m-90
De Lorimer, C.C. m-82
Dolan, P.F. m-82
Duffin, W.L. m-90
Edger, Thomas m-82,90
Fette, Christ. S-80,82/m-90
Forsythe, R.J. m-90
Fox, Charles Ex-78/GMFV-82/m-90
Fox, Henry m-82
Freeman, George B. m-82,90
Gerrick, Joseph Ex-90
Goodrich, C.P. m-82,90
Gorham, A. m-82
Gray, William m-82
Green, Arthur Ex-90
Green, Edwin Ex-90
Greer, L.H. m-90
Grout, D.E. m-90
Hall, A.K. D-80
Hancock, Wm. P. Di-90
Hancock, Wm. T. m-82
Havens, I. Dr-78
Hersey, L.W. Dr-78
Hickey, Wm. m-82,90
Hinckley, F.D. Dr-78
Hirshfield, L. GMFV-90
Hoisengton, J.M. m-82
Hopkins, E. Se-82
Hopkins, T. m-82
Howard, E.E. Ex-90
Hubbard, R. m-82,90
Jones, Samuel Ex-78/-82
Jones, T.O. m-82
Keene, George PS-82/m-90
Keene, W.L. m-90
Kennaird, W.R. m-82
Kennedy, M.F. RAC-90
Kennedy, M.T. m-82
Kinnaird, W.R. m-90
Klein, M. m-82
Kurz, Henry D-79 (no death date given)
Liscomb, C.A. m-82
Luther, G.R. HP-79,82/GCh,*HP,K-90
Luther, Jacob D-80 (death date: 5/24/1880)
Mason, Jay R. m-90
McCollum, D. m-82
McConnell, W.H. Dr-78
McDonald, W.A. Sc-82
Miller, C.L. Dr-78
Moncreif, Wm. N. m-82
Morrill, I.N. Di-79
Nelson, Ole m-82
Opitz, C.A. D-78
Patrick, J.P. m-82
Pearsall, Amos HP-80/m-82,90 (Persoll)
Persall, A.B. m-82
Peterson, S.J. m-82,90
Pike, G.W. m-82
Plogg, W.A. m-82
Plumb, E.B. m-82,90
Scott, G.S.E. m-82,90
Scott, John m-90
Sherwood, George H. m-82/HP-90
Spangler, George m-82
Spaulding, C.F. S-78,82/PS-90
Stauer, P. m-82,90
Stoneman, John T. m-82
Strouse, H. Sc-90
Sturdevant, A.J. Ex-90
Sweep, C.E. m-82
Sweet, H.T. Dr-78
Teabout, Frank m-82
Tortt, W.B. m-90
Updegraff, Thomas m-82,90
Von Stadden, John m-82/T-90
Watkins, James reinstated-90
Watzke, Otto m-90
Williams, Thomas Di-79
Williver, N.W. Ex-78/S-79
Wilson, Fred m-82

-Sources:
1. Transactions of the Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa, for the Years 1878 to 1882, Inclusive,
Vol. IV, Original Edition; Muscatine, Iowa - published by order of the Grand Chapter, 1883.
2. Transactions of the Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa, at its Thirty-Seventh Grand Annual Convocation, Convened at Cedar Rapids, Thursday October 9th, A.D. 1890, Original Edition; Des Moines - published by order of the Grand Chapter, 1890.
- Compiled by Sharyl Ferrall 2003

1878-1890
Chapter #41 Harmony - Elkader, Clayton Co.

Charter granted 10/16/1868. No. of members yr. ending Sept. 1882: 20
No. of members yr. ending Oct. 1890: 16

MEMBER NAME NOTES (refer to key at bottom)
Allen, Seth H. Su-78,79
Barnard, H.H. RSMD,GCh,HP-79/HP-80,82/HP,GCh-81/ GCh,K,Sc-90
Bingham, A.C. m-90
Carter, F.H. RSMD-79/PS-82
Chase, D.W. RSMD-79/Di-80
Cook, G.W. Di-79
Cook, Marvin S-78,80,82/S,RSMD-79
Corlett, J.E. K-90
Davis, V.F. RSMD-79/Sc-82
Davis, W.H. Ex,RSMD-80/m-82
Dennert, F.W. RSMD-79/Se-82
Ehrlich, H.C. HP-90
Fleming, T.E. Ex-82
Ford, A. Su-78
Gifford, G.L. m-82
Goldsworthy, Wm. m-82
Griffith, D.G. PS-90
Granger, H.S. Di-78
Hagensick, A.C. Ex-82
Hestwood, James F. Su-78
Hills, E.C. m-82
House, N.J. RSMD-79/Di-80
Hurd, Ezra Ex-80/Di-81
Kramer, Anton RSMD-79/T-82,90
Kregel, W.A. Ex-90
Knapp, Buell Su-78/Su-79/reinstated,Di-90
Lamm, Joseph GMSV-90
Leonard, W.R. Su-78,79
McLean, J.W. Di-81
Merritt, H.S. RSMD-79/Di-82/RAC-90
Meyer, H. Ex-90
Miller, S. Se-90
Mills, D.R. HP,GCh,HP-78/HP,RSMD-79/RAC-82
Morse, Salem Su-80
Oglesbee, H.H. Di-90
Peick, F. m-82
Purdy, K.F. Ex-82
Richardson, Ross CH-90
Sadler, George Di-80
Shannon, J.W. Ex-80/GMTV-82
Snedigar, F. Di-78
Stearns, H.C. RSMD-79/GCh,K-82/GMTV-90
Stemmer, J.C. GMFV-90
Thompson, J.F. RSMD-79/CH-82
Tipton, A.F. Su-78,79
Walser, C.W. S-90
Weck, Edward RSMD,Di-79
Welch, John H. Su-78,79
Westwood, J.F. Su-79
White, J.M. m-82
Whitney, B.S. RSMD-80/m-82
Wilke, H.W. Ex-90
Young, P.C. RSMD-79/GCh-80/Di-81

-Sources:
1. Transactions of the Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa, for the Years 1878 to 1882, Inclusive,
Vol. IV, Original Edition; Muscatine, Iowa - published by order of the Grand Chapter, 1883.
2. Transactions of the Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa, at its Thirty-Seventh Grand Annual Convocation, Convened at Cedar Rapids, Thursday October 9th, A.D. 1890, Original Edition; Des Moines - published by order of the Grand Chapter, 1890.
- Compiled by Sharyl Ferrall 2003


1882
At a meeting of Harmony Chapter, R.A.M., No. 41, of Elkader, on Tuesday evening last, the following officers were elected and appointed for the ensuing term:
M.E.H.P. - H. H. Barnard
E.K. - H. C. Stearns
E.S. - V. F. Davis
Treas. - A. Kramer
Sec. - M. Cook
C.H. - J. F. Thompson
P.S. - D. R. Mills
R.A.C. - B. S. Whitney
G.E. 3rd,V. - K. F. Purdy
G.M. 2nd,V. - George Gifford
G.M. 1st,V. - A. C. Hagensick
Tyler - F. Dennert
~Elkader Register, Fri., 18 Aug. 1882 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson



1903
At a recent convocation of Harmony Chapter No. 41 R.A.M., the following officers were elected and appointed for the ensuing term:
E.H.P. - D. G. Griffith.
E.K. - Jas. E. Corlett.
E.S. - W. E. Witt.
Treas. - A. Kramer.
Sec. - C. W. Walser.
C. of H. - R. Richardson.
P.S. - J. H. Hill.
R.A.C. - Wm. Becker.
C. of 3d V. - H. W. Wilke.
C. of 2d V. - Jas. Russell.
C. of 1st V. - H. L. Griffith.
Guard - E. W. Stanton
~Elkader Argus, Wed., November 4, 1903 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson



1906
At a regular convocation of Harmony Chapter No. 41, R.A.M., last Wednesday evening, the following officers were elected and appointed:
E.H.P. - G. H. Fletcher
E.K. - A. J. Carpenter
E.S. - F. L. Wolf
Treas. - Anton Kramer
Sec. C. W. Walser
C. of H. - R. Richardson
P.S. - H. C. Gmelin
R.A.C. - H. L. Griffith
G.M. 3rd V. - H. W. Wilke
G.M. 2nd V. - Wm. Glynn
G.M. 1st V. - D. G. Griffith
Guard - E. W. Stanton
~Elkader Register, Thursday, December 6, 1906 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson



1925
The regular meeting of Harmony Chapter, No. 41, R.A.M. was held Tuesday evening at the Masonic Lodge Rooms. All the old officers were re-elected for the ensuing year. The officers are as follows:
H.P. - Max B. Bishop
King - H. L. Meyer
Scribe - S. C. Ainsworth
Secretary - Ernest F. Seifert
Treasurer - J. F. Becker

After the election of officers the Grand Council appointed the following appointive officers:
C. of H. - Wm. E. Witt
R.A.C. - W. J. Warner
Prin. Soj. - H. H. Smith
M. 3rd Veil. - Wm. Becker
M. 2nd Veil. - H. C. Pahlas
M. 1st Veil. - H. M. Wolf
Guard - E. W. Stanton

The next regular meeting of the Chapter will be held the first Tuesday evening of January 1925. A big attendance is expected at that meeting.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 4 Dec. 1924 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson


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Key:
Ad - admitted
D - died
Di - dimitted (left the lodge to join another or became non-affiliated)
Dr - dropped (dismissed)
Ex - exalted (raised to a higher degree)
Exp - expelled
Su - suspended (possibly for non-payment of dues or unmasonic-like conduct)
m - found on membership rolls for indicated year 18--

*Proxy - indicates he attended the Grand Chapter, annual convocation as a proxy (ex. GCh,HP*-78 This man attended the Grand chapter as a proxy High Priest in 1878)
C - Chaplain
CH - Chaplain of the Host or Captain of the Host
GC - Grand Chaplain
GCh - Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa
GMFV - Grand Master First Vail
GMSV - Grand Master Second Vail
GMTV - Grand Master Third Vail
HP - High Priest
K - King
PS - Principle Sojourner
R - Recorder
RAC - Royal Arch Captain
RSMD - received Royal & Select Masters degree in the indicated year
S - Secretary
Sc - Scribe
Se - Sentinel
Ss - Steward & Sentinel
T - Treasurer

Key to years:
78 - 1878 annual report (10/1/1877-9/30/1878)
79 - 1879 annual report (10/1/1878-9/30/1879)
80 - 1880 annual report (10/1/1879-9/30/1880)
81 - 1881 annual report (10/1/1880-9/30/1881)
82 - 1882 annual report (10/1/1881-9/30/1882)
90 - 1890 annual report (10/1/1889-9/30/1890)

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